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Thread started 01/02/11 10:01am

Optimus2

Are Rock Ballads Such As Purple Rain Embraced By The African-American Community Like Soulier Ballads Such As Adore?

Ive Always Wondered This Question? What yall think??

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Reply #1 posted 01/02/11 10:37am

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Optimus2 said:

Ive Always Wondered This Question? What yall think??

From my point of view, the African American community loves Prince now as much as ever. We embrace him and we love his music. As far as the Purple rain thing goes emphatically YES! . I cannot speak for all AA's however, when PR comes on we will sang it or saaang it smile but it prob won't be in the top 5 on most Ipods in the AA community. I am the exception lol

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Reply #2 posted 01/02/11 10:41am

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My experience is the songs that are more soul/r&b rule - Do Me Baby and Adore being tops. In my dream soul jam dance party, I could put those songs in between Teddy Pendergrass, Maze, Luther V, Heatwave, etc. Purple Rain is beautiful but just wouldn't fit.

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Reply #3 posted 01/02/11 10:55am

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Oh Americans ...I'd adore 2 c u laughing in the Purple Rain lol

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Reply #4 posted 01/02/11 10:57am

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I am officially authorized to speak for all African-Americans. We exhibit a diverse range of reactions to both ballads. nod

Although I am not authorized to speak for any of them, I have observed the same phenomenon among Americans of European descent. nod

My studies reveal that Americans of mix race exhibit the same diverse range of responses. nod

The world would be easier for me to navigate if each member of each group would just conform to my pre-conceived stereotypes. nod

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Reply #5 posted 01/02/11 10:58am

Aaron6

I agree with the above comments, back in the day songs like Do Me Baby, Adore, and International Lover was on everybody's "slow jam tape" (I am showing my age here), but Purple Rain everybody in the black community likes the song, but nothing that makes you wanna get close to your main thang and do the do, know what I mean? smile Aaron6

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Reply #6 posted 01/02/11 11:07am

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well im black and I love the Purple Rain song as well as the album i listen to all types of music nod
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Reply #7 posted 01/02/11 12:49pm

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OneMoJam said:

I am officially authorized to speak for all African-Americans. We exhibit a diverse range of reactions to both ballads. nod

Although I am not authorized to speak for any of them, I have observed the same phenomenon among Americans of European descent. nod

Well, I AM officially authorized to speak for all African-Americans and they told me to say...

What the fuck is a Rock Ballard? Purple Rain is not now nor has it ever been a Rock Ballard! It is and has always been a PRINCE Ballard that we've always embraced, damn it! bitchfight

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Reply #8 posted 01/02/11 1:21pm

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"Soulier"?

Some people think I'm kinda cute
But that don't compute when it comes 2 Y-O-U.
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Reply #9 posted 01/02/11 1:39pm

Cornelius1973

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Reply #10 posted 01/02/11 1:43pm

Cornelius1973

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Reply #11 posted 01/02/11 1:48pm

all7even

Songs like do me baby, adore, etc are songs that are normally played on our radio stations. We don't get many songs like the ones played on that album. Then again it varies. In Miami prince is a rarity so all we get are those songs.
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Reply #12 posted 01/02/11 1:49pm

nursev

This thread needs to be locked neutral

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Reply #13 posted 01/02/11 1:51pm

Cornelius1973

I don't see the need to turning this into some racial issue

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Reply #14 posted 01/02/11 1:54pm

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Seriously, the question exhibits extreme ignorance and stereoptypical generalizations which are just plain ridiculous! All people like different music of different kinds... neutral

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Reply #15 posted 01/02/11 1:57pm

Cornelius1973

On the other hand, if you get predictable R&B shit like Do me Baby and Adore, maybe there is something to learn

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Reply #16 posted 01/02/11 3:22pm

mimi02

Obviously, the song has had some effect due to the fact that snippets of it has appeared recently in "R&B" songs that are "embraced" by the African-American community. Both Trey Songz's (Your Side of the Bed) and Justin Timberlake's (Until the End of Time) contained a portion of the song.

But, I agree with some of the earlier post, I don't consider it a "slow jam" like Adore. Yet, I doubt that anyone would press skip or next when Purple Rain comes on.

So, my short answer to your question is yes.

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Reply #17 posted 01/02/11 4:59pm

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Yes, I don't think your intention is to appear ignorant, but it seems as though its a generalization about the Black community. It doesn't matter what race you are, most black people are not fully Black, and the purpose of Prince music is that it has no color on it. I think maybe you could revise your question.. because it doesn't look too good....

[Edited 1/2/11 17:03pm]

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Reply #18 posted 01/02/11 5:04pm

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Cornelius1973 said:

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lol troll

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Reply #19 posted 01/02/11 5:07pm

wonder505

Optimus2 said:

Ive Always Wondered This Question? What yall think??

We like all kinds of music.

lockdance

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Reply #20 posted 01/02/11 5:10pm

Optimus2

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Yes, I don't think your intention is to appear ignorant, but it seems as though its a generalization about the Black community. It doesn't matter what race you are, most black people are not fully Black, and the purpose of Prince music is that it has no color on it. I think maybe you could revise your question.. because it doesn't look too good....

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listen the reason i started this thread as a matter of fact!...is becuz i recently read an old article about how the black commuinty thought prince betrayed them doin the purple rain album ok?....and im sure theres others who have read similar in the past....and no im not racist or iggnorant in any way...im a gay man....enuff said!.....i was butting it simple wasnt meant 2 course "Controversey"...if i wanted taht on here oulda mentioned mj in teh same post lol hug

[Edited 1/2/11 17:13pm]

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Reply #21 posted 01/02/11 5:15pm

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Optimus2 said:

IamFunkay7 said:

Yes, I don't think your intention is to appear ignorant, but it seems as though its a generalization about the Black community. It doesn't matter what race you are, most black people are not fully Black, and the purpose of Prince music is that it has no color on it. I think maybe you could revise your question.. because it doesn't look too good....

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listen the reason i started this thread as a matter of fact!...is becuz i recently read an old article about how the black commuinty thought prince betrayed them doin the purple rain album ok?....and im sure theres others who have read similar in the past....and no im not racist or iggnorant in any way...im a gay man....enuff said!.....i was butting it simple was meant 2 course "Controversey"...if i wanted taht on here oulda mentioned mj in teh same post lol hug

I think music has evolved now, so are you talking about then or are you talking about now? because if you are talking about now... then that is prob why it sounds a bit over the top. You must understand that that was how long ago?? Like I said you might want to revise the question and add that to it, but I did says you "appeared ignorant". You might think it's funny but most of the people who read this don't lol

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Reply #22 posted 01/02/11 5:17pm

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wonder505 said:

Optimus2 said:

Ive Always Wondered This Question? What yall think??

We like all kinds of music.

lockdance

lockdance lockdance lockdance lockdance dancing jig dancing jig dancing jig deal

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Reply #23 posted 01/02/11 6:13pm

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IamFunkay7 said:

wonder505 said:

We like all kinds of music.

lockdance

lockdance lockdance lockdance lockdance dancing jig dancing jig dancing jig deal

lockdance lockdance lockdance lockdance lockdance rolleyes confused

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Reply #24 posted 01/02/11 6:22pm

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Does anyone really EVER ask why the "white community" likes the music that they do?! Unreal... razz lol

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Reply #25 posted 01/02/11 6:33pm

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Cornelius1973 said:

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lol troll

It's Riverpoet with a new screen name...pay no mind.

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Reply #26 posted 01/02/11 6:36pm

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Yes nod

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Reply #27 posted 01/02/11 6:36pm

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lol I have to laugh at the question because the bottom line is "Rock" was born out of blues and gospel music. That't number one. Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Little Richard, Ike Turner, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimi Hendrix, just a few examples, as well as black musicians back in the 30s/40s/50s/60s, that played rock blues/ballads.

I see "Purple Rain" as just one of the many ballads, played by an artist who has the artistic ability to play rock, blues, jazz, r&b, funk, etc.. Lastly, the Black community is comprised of "individuals", human beings with various tastes in music, foods, lifestyles, come from various ethnic backgrounds, many speak various dialects/languages, and as individuals, we also like our own individual, styles and flavors of music.

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Reply #28 posted 01/02/11 6:37pm

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babynoz said:

wonder505 said:

lol troll

It's Riverpoet with a new screen name...pay no mind.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #29 posted 01/02/11 6:40pm

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Cornelius1973 said:

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What the hell is a "phillipinan?" I don't think anyone has measured "a quarter" of anything since the slave days... Geez! lol

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